Space crew blast off despite virus-hit build up   

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (AFP) – A three-man crew blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and NASA’s Chris Cassidy launched at from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where COVID-19 has caused changes to pre-launch protocol. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin